Crop & Create Crowd Pic

Have you ever been to Crop & Create?  This was my very first.  So I guess I’m a Crop & Create newbie.  Let me just tell you right now…it was uber-amazing!!!  Scrapbook & Cards Magazine put on one heck of an event!  Believe me…after you read this post, you will definitely want to attend the next one (yes, I’m an enabler)!

Crop & Create Goodie Bag

We arrived at the hotel the night before the event.  You need to make sure you get your beauty sleep before an event like this.  We even got a little sneak peak at them setting up.  We were so excited, we could have started right then!

The next morning we registered and got our badges, and goody bags.  The goody bag was a large scrapbooking kit!  Lovely!  They even included ideas of what to do with the kit.  How cool is that?

When registering I signed up for a whole bunch of classes.  That is usually what I do when I attend something new.  I like to take as many classes as I can to give me a feel of what they are all about.  We got to work with companies like Simples Stories, Fancy Pants, Dear Lizzy, We R Memory Keepers, Ranger, and Core’dinations.

The classes were amazing!  I have never used a Snap Album before…let me tell you…I am hooked on them now!

Crop & Create 2016 Hello Paradise Album

I forgot how much fun it was to play with Distress Inks…I want to play again with mine.

Crop & Create Vicki Boutin Prep

Putting stickers on photos?  I never even thought of doing that!  Now I’m going to do that for sure!

Hello Life Mini Album

Here’s a double layout class I took using the Attwell collection from Fancy Pants…

My Son Double Layout

We even got this very cute zippered bag to put embellishments in from Fancy Pants!  Love it!

My Stuff Bag

Here’s another mini album class using a 4 x 6 Snap binder from Simple Stories…

Simple Stories Mini Album

After a wonderful, but tiring, full day of classes, we had an evening of make-and-takes and even a dessert bar!  Yum!


Crop & Create 2016 Dessert

So many cute crafts for the make-and-takes.

  • There were three cards,

Crop & Create 2016 Thank You Card

Crop & Create Thinking of You Card

Crop & Create Hugs Kisses Card

  • an owl pendant,

Crop & Create Owl Pendant

  • a gift card holder,


  • and a sample of gold foiling from the Minc Machine.


Oh boy, that Minc Machine…I’m very tempted now.  Dang that Vicki Boutin!

Crop & Create Minc Machine

She showed a technique that made me want that Minc so much more.  I thoroughly enjoyed ALL the make-and-takes!


I never really participated in them before at other events, but I really should have.  And I definitely will from now on.  You meet so many wonderful ladies just standing in line for these make-and-takes.  What a great way to meet new friends!

After the classes on the second day, Vicki worked on some tags using the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, and Collage Medium.  They turned out beautifully!  Vicki is so talented.  She just sat down to play, and ended up with a whole lot of amazing tags!

Crop & Create 2016 Vicki Boutin


And here is Vicki doing a photo shoot!

Crop & Create 2016 Vicki Pics

Hey…and I even won some goodies!  What could be better than that?

Crop & Create 2016 Winnings

I can tell you what’s better than that…having all these wonderful photo booth pics with my old friends and new ones!

PhotoBooth Collage

What an amazing time at Crop & Create!  But be prepared…the energy is so high all weekend…you might need a nap!

Crop & Create 2016 Linda

Fun times!  Can’t wait for next year!  Will you be attending, too???  Let me know in the comments below…


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  1. What a fun “review” of your time at Crop and Create…it is DEFinITELY a fabulous event and I’m honored to have been invited again… and honored to meet such wonderful people in Calgary!

  2. OH My … Great Post, wonderful photos and my heart aches wishing I could have been there toooo! Great to see so many familiar faces in the photo shoot… and by the way and you look soooo GOOD in a tiara you should wear one all the time!

    1. Yes, I agree…I need my own tiara. There was a lady wearing a tiara the entire first day. One of my other friends said “I think she’s got your hat”. LOL! Missed you too Lynne!

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